COCOON CARDIGAN WITH POCKETS

Cocoon Cardigan with Pockets Project

LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE

WHAT YOU'LL NEED:

  • '4 seasons' Cocoon 50g - 4, 4, 5, 5 balls M Black, 2, 2, 3, 3 balls C1 Sage, 4, 5, 5, 6 balls C2 Nude, 3, 3, 4, 4 balls C3 Peach
  • 4.50 mm crochet hook

 

TENSION

15 sts to 13 rows over patt = 10cm

To work tension square, using 4.50mm hook, make 23ch.

Row 1 - In 2nd ch from hook, 1dc, 1tr in next ch, 1dc in next ch, rep from to last ch, 1htr,

turn.

Row 2 - 1ch, 1dc in first st, 1tr in next st, 1dc in next st, rep from to last st, 1htr, turn.

Rep last row for further 18 rows. Fasten off.

ABBREVIATIONS

approx = approximately, beg = begin/ing, BLO = back loop only, ch = chain, col = colour, cont = continue, dc = double crochet, ea = each, foll = following, htr = half treble, incl = include/ing, patt = pattern, patt2tog = decrease one st by working two sts tog, rep = repeat, sk = skip, sl st = slip st, st/s = stitch/es, tr = treble, tog = together, yo = yarn over.

 

INSTRUCTIONS

BACK

Using 4.00mm needles and M, cast on 105 (117-129-141) sts.

1st row (RS) - K2, P1, K1, rep from to last st, K1.

2nd row - K1, P1, K1, rep from to end.

Last 2 rows form rib.

Rep last 2 rows twice.

Working in stocking for rem, cont until work measures 36cm from beg, working last row on wrong side.

Shape Raglan Armholes

Cast off 2 (3-4-5) sts at beg of next 2 rows ... 101 (111-121-131) sts.

Dec one st at each end of next and foll alt rows until 63 (69-77-85) sts rem, working last row on wrong side.

Leave rem sts on a stitch holder

 

LEFT FRONT

Using 4.00mm needles and M, cast on 55 (61-67-73) sts.

1st row (RS) - K2, P1, K1, rep from to last st, K1.

2nd row - K1, P1, K1, rep from to end.

Last 2 rows form rib.

Rep last 2 rows twice.

Beg Left Front Patt

1st row (RS) - Knit to last 5 sts, (P1, K1) twice, K1.

2nd row - K1, (P1, K1) twice, purl to end.

Rep last 2 rows until work measures 36cm from beg, working last row on wrong side.

Shape Raglan Armholes

Cast off 2 (3-4-5) sts, knit to last 5 sts, (P1, K1) twice, K1.... 53 (58-63-68) sts.

Next row - K1, (P1, K1) twice, purl to end.

Keeping rib at front edge correct, dec one st at beg of next and foll alt rows until 37 (40-44-48) sts rem.

Next row - K1, (P1, K1) twice, purl to end.

Note - when turning take yarn under needle and onto other side of work, slip next st onto right hand needle, take yarn under needle and back into original position, slip st back onto left hand needle, then turn and proceed as instructed. This avoids holes in work.

Next row - K2tog, knit to last 8 (10-10-11) sts, turn.

Next row - Purl.

Next row - K2tog, knit to last 16 (20-20-22) sts, turn.

Next row - Purl.

Next row - K2tog, knit to last 24 (30-30-33) sts, turn.

Next row - Patt to end ... 34 (37-41-45) sts.

Leave rem sts on a stitch holder

 

SLEEVES

Using 3.25mm needles and CC, cast on 49 (51-53-55) sts.

Work 14 rows rib as given for back.

Work 4 rows purl fabric.

Change to 4.00mm needles and M for rem.

Working in stocking st for rem, inc one st at each end of next row, then every foll 4th row until there

are 53 (57-63-69) sts, then in every foll 6th rows until there are 85 (89-93-97) sts.

Cont without further inc until work measures 44 (45-46-47) cm from beg, working last row on wrong side.

Shape Raglan Armhole

Cast of 2 (3-4-5) sts at beg of next 2 rows ... 81 (83-85-87) sts.

1st row - (RS) K2tog, knit last 2 sts, K2tog.

2nd row - P2tog, purl to last 2 sts, P2tog.

3rd row - K2tog, knit last 2 sts, K2tog.

4th row - Purl to end ... 75 (77-79-81) sts.

Rep last 4 rows until 27 (41-49-63) sts rem.

Next row - K2tog, knit last 2 sts, K2tog.

Next row - Purl to end ... 25 (39-47-61) sts.

Rep last 2 rows 0 (6-9-15) times ... 25 (27-29-

31) sts.

Leave rem sts on a stitch holder.

 

YOKE AND NECKBAND

Using mattress st to sew up your garment. Join raglan seams. With right side facing,

using 4.00mm needle and CC, knit across sts from right front stitch holder, right sleeve stitch holder, back stitch holder, left sleeve stitch holder, then left front stitch holder ... 181 (197-217-237) sts.

1st row (WS) - Knit to end, dec 12 (12-14-14) sts evenly across ... 169 (185-203-223) sts.

2nd row - Purl to end.

3rd row - Knit to end, dec 12 (12-14-14) sts evenly across ... 157 (173-189-209) sts.

4th row - Purl to end.

5th row (WS) - K1, P1, K1, rep from to end.

6th row - K2, P1, K1, rep from to last st, K1.

Last 2 rows form rib for rem.

Rep last 2 rows twice.

Change to 3.25mm needles.

Rep last 2 rows 4 times.

Change to 3.00mm needles.

Rep last 2 rows 3 times, then 5th row once.

Cast off in rib.

 

POCKETS

Using 4.00mm needles and CC, cast on 31 sts.

Work 5 rows purl fabric, 1st row is wrong side.

Next row (RS) - K2, P1, K1, rep from to last st, K1.

Next row - K1, P1, K1, rep from to end.

Last 2 rows form rib.

Rep last 2 rows until work measures 5cm from beg, working last row on wrong side.

Change to 3.25mm needles and cont in rib until work measures 8cm from beg.

Change to 3.00mm needles and cont in rib until work measures 11cm from beg.

Cast off in rib.

 

TO MAKE UP

Join side and sleeve seams. Sew on button to left front match buttonhole. Sew pockets in centre of left and right fronts on a slight curve as pictured. Sew in ends.

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